It's still a "work in progress" to make it perfect, but I've finished my information/welcome package to hand to my mom (and hopefully 1st real client) today. Here's how I did it (using what was on-hand):
I have a white folder with two pockets and business card holder. I created 6 "informational" sheets the will hopefully coordinate with my branding colors (there are 5 colors in the pallet I chose). These sheets will also closely mirror the pages of my website and include:
(I printed them on card stock, but would eventually like to have them on higher quality semi glossy paper)
- What Is a VA?
- Why Hire a VA
- Cost Comparison chart
- About Me
- My Background
- My Philosophy
- Contact Me
- With Just One Hour (definitely still a work in progress, but I changed it up a bit. Instead of just a list of what I can do in one hour, I created two columns. One side is headed "While I..." and list what I can do in an hour. The other side is headed "You could..." and lists what the client could do with extra time.)
- Client Forms
- Retainer Contract/Work Agreement
- W-9 Form
- Policies and Procedures
- Pre-Consultation Questionnaire
I also included a very nice "Thank You For Your Interest Letter" and printed it on letterhead (I can post it if anyone likes to give you a nudge).
I made up some business cards and included 4 (btw, these folders would look much better with landscape style cards, I printed mine on out in portrait
). Again, I used what I had on hand so their not as nice as what I'd like, but the design is actually pretty nice.
FINALLY, I had some large labels laying around so I printed my logo and stuck it to the front of the folder. I think my mom may actually be impressed...lol
Question. I printed my logo on a high quality printer but it still looks a bit washed out and my drop-shadow doesn't show. Should I be saving it a different way for print. I think I used CMYK for the colors when I made it and saved it as a .jpg. Any ideas?